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IRS Designates Backdated Stock Options as Tier 1 Compliance Issue

The IRS yesterday made public a directive sent to agents in the field targeting transactions involving backdated stock options for the highest level of specialized enforcement within the Large and Mid-Size Business Division. Update: Joe Kristan has more here…. Read … Continue reading

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Transfer Of Zero Value Stock Cannot Be Challenged As Fraudulent

Often, a debtor will own an interest in real estate or business corporation/LLC that has no present value, but which the debtor anticipates will some day be worth significant money. Examples are upside down real estate or a start up … Continue reading

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Beware the zombie invasion (stock exchange edition)

On September 18, Deloitte released a new report which outlines a roadmap for the competitive business climate in Canada. Included in the report is a warning that “Canada may have a zombie problem.” Luckily, Deloitte isn’t raising concern about hordes … Continue reading

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Trade War Escalates. Stock Markets Shrug. Here’s Why.

In China, Europe and the U.S., stock indexes rose slightly, after President Trump imposed new tariffs on China and China retaliated with its own tariffs. Read more detail on Recent Business Law posts –

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Distribution of Employee Stock Awards in Washington Divorce

In a Washington divorce, the court must characterize the assets as separate or community property.  While categorizing some types of property are fairly straightforward, others can be more complicated.  Employee stock options, for example, are characterized based on when they … Continue reading

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